Rugby in Berkshire Schools is reasonably developed and penetration has grown significantly over the last five years or so. Rugby is part of the fabric in the 8 independent and 22 prep schools in the county. In addition there are over 40 state schools where rugby is on the curriculum. More schools are being added via initiatives such as the All Schools programme.
There are 8 School Sports Partnerships that organise tournaments that feed into the Berkshire Schools Union competitions (See Competitions - Schools) that range from Years 3 & 4 to Year 13 across both sexes and Tag, 15-a-side and Sevens.
It is crucial to the future of the game that these school players are attracted to become rugby club members to fully experience the values of rugby within a club environment and to continue playing post school.
Updated 29th April 2014.